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Australia's scandal-hit deputy PM Barnaby Joyce quits

Australia's scandal-hit deputy PM Barnaby Joyce quits

Barnaby Joyce said at a press conference in Armidale, his rural New South Wales seat, that he would step down as Nationals leader and deputy prime minister at a party meeting on Monday.

Embattled Australian deputy PM urged to quit as party leader

Embattled Australian deputy PM urged to quit as party leader

Australia's embattled deputy prime minister, under pressure over an extramarital affair, faced a call to step down as leader of his party, the first such call from a member of the party, which is part of the ruling coalition.

Australia's deputy PM loses support of state branch over affair

Australia's deputy PM loses support of state branch over affair

A state branch of the Australian National Party has pulled its support for Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce because of reports about an extramarital affair with his former press secretary, the party's Western Australia leader said.

Australian PM in damage control as scandal hurts deputy

Australian PM in damage control as scandal hurts deputy

Barnaby Joyce leads the rural-based National Party, the junior partner in the centre-right government led by Malcolm Turnbull's Liberal Party, a political alliance that has existed since 1923.

Rift in Australian coalition as deputy PM calls Turnbull 'inept'

Rift in Australian coalition as deputy PM calls Turnbull 'inept'

Malcolm Turnbull, whose coalition holds a razor-thin majority of just one seat, said on Thursday that Barnaby Joyce had shown a "shocking error of judgment" for conducting an affair.

Australian PM puts foreign minister in charge amid government crisis

Australian PM puts foreign minister in charge amid government crisis

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Saturday appointed his foreign minister as acting prime minister as he tried to stem the fallout of a citizenship crisis that has cost his government its parliamentary majority.

Australian court rules deputy PM ineligible for parliament, govt loses majority

Australian court rules deputy PM ineligible for parliament, govt loses majority

Australia's High Court ruled on Friday that Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is ineligible to remain in parliament, a stunning decision that cost the government its one-seat parliamentary majority and forced a by-election.

Australia accuses NZ party of dirty tricks over citizenship

Australia accuses NZ party of dirty tricks over citizenship

The Australian government accused a New Zealand opposition party of conniving to bring it down by revealing that Australia's deputy prime minister is a New Zealand citizen, and thus ineligible to sit in parliament.

Statue of Liberty evacuated after security scare

Statue of Liberty evacuated after security scare

Law enforcement authorities determined the Statue of Liberty and surrounding areas were safe yesterday after a bomb scare ...